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State v. Mr. R. (DMC No. 9156)

REDUCED | CHILD MOLESTATION REDUCED to INDECENT EXPOSURE Class 6 Open/Misdemeanor with PROBATION and 45 DAYS of DEFERRED JAIL – State v. Mr. R. (DMC No. 9156) (Maricopa County Juvenile Court JV549236): Mr. R. was an 11 year old juvenile who was accused of having his 4 year old cousin touch is private parts. When he was confronted by his Aunt, he said he only did this because somebody had been touching him at school. After an investigation at the school, they recontacted Mr. R. and he admitted that he made up the story about the school because he was embarrassed about having his cousin touch him. He ultimately was charged in juvenile court with Child Molestation, pursuant to ARS 13-1410. We were able to have him tested by a Psychologist for both competency and for whether he was a risk to reoffend. This was done through a Psychosexual Risk Evaluation. We ultimately secured an offer to a juvenile charge of Indecent Exposure, which became a Misdemeanor upon successful completion of Probation. Also, no conviction appeared on his record once Mr. R. turned 18 years of age. He could have potentially been charged into Adult Court, or forced to register as a sex offender up until the age of 25 by the Juvenile Court. Mr. R. is now leading a productive life as an adult.

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